A career in childminding makes it easy to support your children from home without sacrificing a thing. If you’re looking for employment as a home-based childminder, au pair or nanny, you can do that too! Our Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare teaches you all the steps to childminding success. You’ll learn how to safeguard children, promote their development, and start a home business.
A suitable Level 3 qualification that prepares learners who wish to be employed in home based childcare settings.
This course is a formally recognised RQF qualification and is recognised throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.
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CACHE stands for the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, and are the leading specialist Awarding Organisation for the Care and Education Sector.
Total Qualification Time (Hours): 60
Guided Learning (Hours): 50
Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.
You have up to a year to complete this course. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for an additional fee, which also extends your tutor support.
There will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.
Your work will be internally assessed based on a portfolio of evidence.
In 2015, NCFE acquired CACHE. As of September 2017, our CACHE courses will now be known as NCFE CACHE, and you will receive your certificate from both awarding bodies.
This qualification comes with NCFE CACHE Level 3 certification. NCFE CACHE have been developing courses in the childcare, education and healthcare sectors since 1945 and are one of the most reputable awarding bodies for qualifications in the UK and overseas. Practitioners working in these areas are much more employable having gained NCFE CACHE certification and many employers specifically ask for their qualifications when taking on members of staff.
This qualification is suitable for learners wishing to work as:
Although it does not provide direct progression, the subjects covered in this Award make a useful introduction to our Early Years Educator qualifications.
A paediatric first aid qualification is also a requirement of registration for any childminder. Learners may wish to consider the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.
Official Qualification Title - NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare
Difficulty - Level 3
Entry requirements - There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.
Minimum Enrolment Age - 16 years
Credits - 6
The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the knowledge required to work with children in a home based childcare setting. You’ll learn about current legislation, building a safe environment, and how to safeguard children. You’ll also look at equality and diversity, how day-to-day routines promote well-being, and working in partnership to support children. Finally, gain an understanding of learning behaviours, the value of play, and the role of observation in the childhood development.
This unit prepares learners to set up a home based childcare business. You’ll gain insight into leading and managing a home based care setting, how to comply with financial and taxation requirements, and create a strong business plan. Finally, you’ll learn how to register with the appropriate regulatory body.
The aim of this unit is to explore the role and responsibilities of the Nanny. This unit will consider challenging aspects to this role as well as introducing sources of support, advice and guidance for the Nanny. You’ll understand expectations required in the role of the Nanny, and also explore the role of advisory, guidance and support services for the Nanny. Finally, you’ll cover how to plan steps to become a Nanny.
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You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.
We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.
No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.
No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.
You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.
Most students finish comfortably within the course duration period given. However, if you do need more time, your personal tutor support can be extended for an additional fee.
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).